POLL: "correct" OEM Quadrajet Finish?

Discussion in 'About Us' started by techg8, Mar 24, 2014.


Which is closest to OEM 4M Quadrajet finish?

Poll closed Mar 31, 2014.
  1. Yellow body Yellow Steel

    7 vote(s)
  2. Gold Body Yellow Steel

    3 vote(s)
  3. Bronze Body Yellow Steel

    6 vote(s)
  1. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    I am constantly looking to improve the plated finishes I put on carburetors. I have been getting a lot of requests for "whatever is closest to OEM".

    So what do you all think?

    Which is closest to the (1974 and prior) Quadrajet OEM finish?

    Yellow Body Yellow Steel

    Gold Body Yellow Steel
    Goldfinger (2).jpg

    Bronze Body Yellow Steel
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
  2. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    I should mention, this is not a quiz. I just want to know what people think.:TU:
  3. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    Just in case....

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  4. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    note the poll is for the 4M quadrajet (1974 and prior). I believe the E4M quadrajet like you show (and the 75+ M4M Quadrajet) had a different finish, more translucent greenish, or it could be aged zinc finish turns a little green as it fades.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  5. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Could you put a "non stick ":Brow: surface on them to keep it looking great year after year?:pray:
  6. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    hehheh Teflon maybe. like the green accellerator pump levers etc j/k

    but seriously, the good thing about the chromated finish is that you can hit it with Carb cleaner spray and it wont melt off.:TU:
  7. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    I agree on it n needing more of a greenish tint for the body I voted Yellow since the green tint was not a choice. Sending a PM
  8. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    You know where I stand on this one....

    I love the gold and yellow steel (Goldfinger!), but the yellow and yellow steel seems to be more correct. More green and flatter would be even better.

    Meanwhile, here's a shot of the gold/gold 7041304 you did on my 65 Gran Sport - fired it up for the first time yesterday, ran beautiful right out of the box, so to speak. At least one car will be ready for May 2nd.....

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  9. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    WOW the engine looks Great Rhett!

    I the yellow will dull and lighten with age, possibly get the green tinge to it (in like 20 years)....I think thats the zinc.
  10. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    AND I am surprised....the votes are somewhat evenly spread right now...I had thought one or the other would run away with it.

    VOTE people VOTE :)
  11. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

    I like the bronze, I think it'll look better on a red engine than the others.

    DEADMANSCURVE my first word : truck

    just saw this - couldn't vote but all look pretty close , i'm thinkin the yellow i guess . maybe a little duller would be close .
    of course ken we all want to know which carb we won and if there is a cash equivalent available ?
    is the the same plating deal you told me about - the red tint for holley place ?
  13. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    another real nice gold one.

  14. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    That last gold pic looks alot like what i remember from back in the day
    techg8 likes this.

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